Ian Wright wants Unai Emery to start Mesut Ozil in north London derby

first_imgAdvertisement Emery has some big selection dilemmas ahead of Saturday’s north London derby (Picture: Getty)‘Those are the games that are going to push us to the top four, and if he’s going to dominate those games then play him.‘I said it a while back, I’d play him until the point where you say, “you know something, he’s got to go” or I’d play him until he plays himself into form and we say, “we’ve got to keep him man”.‘And if he doesn’t play in five or six games against them top boys, but we’re beating the other teams and he’s really smashing it, I’d probably take that. I’d take that for the time he’s here.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Ozil has struggled with back and knee problems in recent months (Picture: Getty)‘I’d start Ozil because Ozil at the moment is our player man,’ the Gunners legend said on his YouTube channel ahead of the north London derby.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We know that [Aaron] Ramsey unfortunately is going, good luck to him, that decision is made. But Ozil is our player.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Whatever people say about Mesut not doing it in the big games, I’ve kind of accepted that, you know what, he might not do it in the big games.‘But when you see him against teams like Bournemouth, teams that he can batter and beat up, then play him, because those are the games where we’re going to get the three points in. Commentcenter_img The German was in superb form against Bournemouth in midweek (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ian Wright has urged Unai Emery to start Mesut Ozil against Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s north London derby at Wembley.The German playmaker made only his second Premier League start in 2019 in the midweek demolition of Bournemouth, opening the scoring with his now trademark ‘bounced’ finish before setting up Henrikh Mkhitaryan shortly afterwards.Emery is believed to have reservations about playing Ozil in bigger matches, but Wright is adamant the 30-year-old’s talent is worth the risk. Ian Wright wants Unai Emery to start Mesut Ozil in north London derby Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Mar 2019 8:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link132Shareslast_img

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